Working at home today meant one thing: smoothie! On most work days, I’m way too tired to make a fun smoothie, but since I wouldn’t have to drive anywhere, a smoothie just sounded perfect today. I didn’t have spinach though, so I made do with celery.
Let me start by saying this: I don’t like celery. I think it’s boring, and contrary to all the people who say it tastes like nothing, I think celery has a very distinct taste and it’s one that I do not like. But when you don’t your favorite green, you need to compromise (and add lots of fruit) to make your smoothie tasty.
I chopped up the celery as much as I could before I ran the risk of slicing a finger tip off. Just kidding, but I did want to chop the stalk into tiny pieces. I combined all the delicious fruit–blueberries, strawberries and apples–and the oats into this bowl. Angie still has a bit of yogurt left, so I snagged this one.
I love seeing all the different colors when I’m about to blend it. It really reminds me of a pretty rainbow that’s about to go for the ride of its life.
And here it is! I didn’t taste the celery at all, although I suspect that’s because I didn’t use much of it, and I used a ton of fruit. I’ve never used Stevia before, and so I’m not sure if it did much, but I’m hoping that it helped mask the celery taste, too.
Celery and Fruit Smoothie:
- 1 6-oz. container plain Greek yogurt
- 1/3 C. blueberries
- 3 strawberries, chopped
- 1 red apple chopped
- 1 handful oats
- 1 celery stalk, chopped
- 1 sm. packet Stevia
Put all ingredient into a blender. Blend until smooth. Taste a bit and add more ice if needed. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Do you use celery in your smoothies? How about any other greens besides spinach? Anyone getting excited for the weekend yet?